Gulf Coast Disaster News
|April 4, 2011, 10:03 am|
One-year anniversary of Deepwater Horizon disaster approaches
By Kim Hjelmgaard, MarketWatch
LONDON (MarketWatch) — BP PLC could be just a few months away from resuming drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico after reportedly asking to strike a deal with U.S. regulators less than a year following the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 and triggered the worst oil spill in American history.
|March 30, 2011, 11:22 pm|
A laptop containing personal data of 13,000 people seeking compensation over the 2010 Gulf oil spill has been lost by a BP employee, the company says.
|March 29, 2011, 9:21 am|
FORT WALTON BEACH — Don’t give up. You have people ready to help you fight BP.
A handful of those people passed along that message to local residents and business owners Monday night at the Fort Walton Beach Municipal Auditorium.
|March 28, 2011, 9:09 am|
BP Plc (BP/) can conduct additional tests on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig’s blowout prevention equipment now that government examiners have finished their own forensic testing, a judge ruled.
“The additional BOP testing shall be performed in a manner that preserves the evidence to the maximum extent possible,’’ U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said in his order, referring to the blowout prevention equipment. He ruled that other companies involved in the disaster could also now run additional tests, so long as everyone is allowed to monitor the procedures and share in the results.
|February 3, 2011, 9:44 am|
New York Times
The Gulf of Mexico should recover from the environmental damage caused by the enormous BP oil spill last year faster than many people expected, according to new estimates in reports commissioned by Kenneth R. Feinberg, the administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund.
|February 2, 2011, 9:54 am|
BP announced Tuesday it plans to sell its Texas City and Carson, Calif. refineries, cutting its U.S. refining capacity in half.
Beaumont attorney Brent Coon, who represented plaintiffs in a lawsuit against BP after the company's 2005 Texas City refinery explosion, said it's not clear how the facility's ongoing probation status under a federal criminal settlement will impact the sale.
|February 1, 2011, 2:15 pm|
BP Plc put half its U.S. refining assets up for sale on Tuesday, including the huge Texas City plant, a potentially prize asset but one that carries the stigma of a 2005 blast that killed 15 workers.
|January 31, 2011, 3:17 pm|
The Gulf Oil Spill of April 20, 2010, was an unprecedented catastrophic event caused by man. It has taken a toll on the environment, the previously ravaged Gulf Coast, and the livelihood of its people. The enormity of the impact is still being determined as the claim process continues, which begs the question: What is happening now with the key players involved in paying claims?
|January 28, 2011, 9:30 am|
HE RIDES a Harley, plays guitar in a rock band and goes skydiving. But Brent Coon's name is known for something else: suing BP. And that's ok with him. With Coon leading many of the lawsuits against BP following the Texas City refinery disaster of 2005, which killed 15 workers and injured more than 100, the settlements ran to more than $3bn.
|December 27, 2010, 5:28 pm|
The initials BP are by now a household word. It is a name that in the public mind at least has become synonymous with longtime legal, environmental, and safety issues.
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